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Poem in Krio: Wata Na Dak Ples

10 September 2010 at 03:57 | 1522 views

Wata Na Dak Ples

By Les Rickford, USA.

to mi, na wan gren poem dae na worl
yu go jes dae rayt am normor tae go
tae ning nang

tem dae i go tae yu nor rayt natin
oda tem
eni minit yu fulop pepa
bikos wetin yay si
en yase yeri
somtem dae kin ful mot
pas yu tek blu bik ondastand am

as dem kin aks
na buk mek sens or na sens mek buk?
du ya tel wi no profesoh

dis layf ya so
yu noh go no wetin dae kam mit yu

tidae olting fitin gbet
tumara
da wata wey na foh yu sef sef
go ron lef yu
biliv
den nah ya so sef
if yu noh pay yutiliti bill
di wata wey na foh yu
i noh go ron at ol

tiday yone, na wan blu dog wan trifut mi
wey ah komot na was ose

he he, yu fil sae na lay eh?
na udat noh get pikin na ose normor go dawt di wod

di dog, dem rayt na im sayd, Taylor Swift

eniwe, a balans di blu Topsy
nah im mek ah ebul tinap front una rayt naw
de wondrin....

usai dae wae man get foh go
wen olting skata na im han’
olting los pan am
im abope
wey im shem noh koba egen

na fiaful ples da wan dey oh
leke Pademba Rod kondoh
wey layt noh dae fo si wetin yu dae put na mot
yu noh sabi wetin yu dae it

(to be continued)

Les Rickford

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